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Ah, the online store! That’s what it’s all about in the ecommerce industry, right? In this category you’ll find articles about several online stores throughout Europe. It could be an article about an online store has been launched or about online stores in general in a certain country. So check out this category if you’re specifically interested in online stores.

‘Carrefour will sell online groceries in Poland’

Carrefour

Carrefour has over 800 hypermarkets, supermarkets and local stores in Poland and launched an online store in Poland last year. But this ecommerce website only offers non-food products. If we have to believe the rumors, that’s about to change. Carrefour is said to sell groceries online in Poland. Continue reading

Lidl will also sell food online in Germany

Lidl ecommerce

German supermarket Lidl will start selling food online. The discount supermarket chain will start with a local experiment in Berlin this December. With Lidl selling foods and drinks online, its parent company Schwarz Gruppe is really pushing towards ecommerce. Another subsidiary, supermarket Kaufland, has started selling online recently. Continue reading

Zalando lets local retailers sell through its platform

Zalando

Zalando gives small local retailers the opportunity to sell their products through its Fashion Platform. According to the German fashion giant, the future of commerce will be a seamless shopping experience for customers, whether products are available online or in local stores. Continue reading

Supermarket Kaufland opens online shop in Germany

Kaufland online shop

The German hypermarket Kaufland, part of the Schwarz Gruppe which also owns Lidl and Handelshof, has opened an online shop in Germany. But for now, the online delivery service is only available in Berlin. The website will offer the same prices as in-store. Continue reading

Swiss supermarket Volg expands online shop in 2017

Volg

Swiss supermarket chain Volg will further expand its online trade in 2017. The retailer already lets customers in selected villages order their groceries online and the concept has proven to be successful. Soon, more customers in Switzerland can order their goods on a larger scale. Continue reading

Ecommerce players can buy a .shop domain on September 26

.shop TLD (top level domain)

The .shop top-level domain will be generally available starting September 26, which means everyone can buy a .shop domain. If it’s still available, that is. Lots of major brands and retailers already registered during the so called Sunrise phase, with applications for names including etsy.shop, walmart.shop and facebook.shop. Continue reading

Dutch Bol.com shows again strong growth

Dutch ecommerce company Bol.com

Bol.com, the biggest online store in the Netherlands, continued its strong performance and reported growth in net consumer sales again. Together with Dutch online grocer Ah.nl, both are owned by Ahold Delhaize, the online business showed more than 30 percent growth during the second quarter, compared to the same period last year. Continue reading

15.9% of Dutch households shopped their groceries online

Online groceries

During the last two years, 15.9 percent of the households in the Netherlands have bought their groceries online at least once. Almost half of these households bought their foods and drinks online more than once. This segment accounted for 80 percent of the total online revenue generated by supermarkets. Continue reading

German consumers: Amazon is best online retailer

Amazon logo

Amazon was voted as the best online retailer in Germany. Perfumery Douglas and shoe retailer Deichmann ranked second and third respectively. There are no pure online retailers to be found in the top ten, which is filled with the online stores of large retail chains. Continue reading

Lidl opens online store in the Netherlands

Lidl ecommerce

Lidl has opened an online store in the Netherlands. Dutch consumers are now able to order all kinds of non-food products, such as fashion, tools, home accessories and  kitchen tools & gadgets via Lidl-shop.nl.  The German discount supermarket wants to expand its online assortment in stages. Continue reading

German hypermarket Kaufland prepares online grocery delivery

Kaufland

Hypermarket chain Kaufland, is readying an online grocery shopping operation in Berlin that will also include fresh food. It’s not clear when the ecommerce service of Kauflan will officialy launch, but rumors say they will begin early next year with the online grocery shopping service. Continue reading

‘Western retailers stay away from Ukraine’

IKEA in Ukraine?

Several European retailers aren’t doing business in Ukraine, but there are online startups who sell these companies’ goods in the Eastern European country. IKEA for example doesn’t have an ecommerce site for Ukrainian consumers, so these people are now being helped by unsanctioned resellers. Continue reading

Hudson’s Bay will open online store in the Netherlands

Hudson's Bay in the Netherlands

Canadian retail business group The Hudson’s Bay Company plans to open 20 new stores in the Netherlands over the next 24 months. The first stores are expected to launch in the summer of 2017 and are part of the company’s all-channel retail model, so ecommerce websites will also be launched. Continue reading

UK ecommerce provider EKM partners with Klarna

UK ecommerce provider EKM partners with Klarna

EKM, the largest hosted ecommerce provider in the UK, has announced it is partnering with Swedish payments company Klarna. Starting today, all new merchants who sign up for a store with EKM will be offered a store and payment solution powered by EKM and Klarna. The new store will have Klarna’s checkout pre-installed and ready to go. Continue reading

Supermarket Merkur from Austria opens online store

Merkur

Supermarket chain Merkur from Austria has announced its plan to launch an online store next month. The ecommerce website will only accept orders from customers in the Vienna area for now. In the online shop of Merkur, customers can buy the full range of the physical stores, which consist of more than 20,000 items. Continue reading